Great Glen

Great Glen u3a 2020


Great Glen U3A Interests Group is a registered charity no. 1099411

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9th February  10:30

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Associate Membership £5 Until March 2021

Until the end of March 2021 the membership fee for new Associate Members (that is, full members of other U3As wishing to take part in the activities of Great Glen U3A) will be reduced from £9.50 to £5.

So if you already belong to another U3A, you can add Great Glen U3A activities to your week for very little cost.  Click on the

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Group and Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings will resume as Zoom sessions from August 2020 and until further notice.  See your newsletter or click here .

Group Activities During Lockdown - Click Here

Some one-off activities during lockdown are shown below.

There are U3A Zoom guides for PC Users, and phone/tablet users which you can download by clicking the one you want.

Contact Sue or Peter if you need any help and we’ll do our best to assist.

Sing yourself happy!       

Wednesday 13 January 3.30 – 5.00pm

To start the New Year, we are going to beat the doom and gloom of our current situation with a rousing sing along of HAPPY SONGS!  There will be an assortment, from the 40s through to the 90s, but all of them will be cheerful and uplifting.  Something for everyone. So, brighten your day by coming along and joining in!

The Zoom link will be sent out shortly before the meeting to everyone who has given us an email address, so if you receive the newsletter on email you will be included.  No need to register but do put the date in your diary now.

Singing together is a great morale booster, so do come and join us.


Sad to say that scammers are trying all sorts of tricks at the moment.  

In particular, anyone asking for payment for COVID test kits or TV Licences is not genuine and HMRC are not trying to send you refund.

Please be especially careful with unsolicited emails and phone calls.  Do not give out any personal information, no matter how convincing the caller seems. If in doubt, get advice before doing anything.

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Writers for Pleasure just Published! Secure your Copy now!

“Grandma and Granddad, what was it like, growing up when you were young?

This little book sets out to secure for posterity first-hand experiences of people from ‘ordinary families’ growing up before, during and after World War II.

Great Glen u3a members may have one copy per household at the specially discounted price of £8, with no charge for postage and packing.  All other copies will be at £9.95, plus p & p, if applicable.  


Valentine Heart Zentangle

Friday 22 January 10.30am on Zoom

Looking for something easy but creative to do?  This could be the solution.

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called tangles.  Anyone can do it - you don’t need any artistic skill. To get started all you need is a black pen and a piece of plain white paper. This zoom session will show you how to create some simple tangles and combine them to make a Zentangle Valentines Heart.  

Why not give it a try?

To take part email Lsn/ at /  . I will send out a template and a meeting link that you can click to join. If you haven’t used Zoom before but have access to the internet with a tablet (iPad or Android), or laptop, let me know and I will help you get set up.

   I look forward to seeing you.                                        Sue Russell

Proceeds to Great Glen U3A.

An excellent read and an interesting Christmas present.

Don’t miss out!   Stocks are dwindling!

Copies are available from our distributors:

Janet Fanko (Great Glen)

Roger Edwards (Oadby)

Robert Mansfield   

2020 – I did this!

Wednesday 27 January 2.30pm

We all had more time during last year to spend on our hobbies or learning new skills.  What did you do?

This session is an opportunity for you to share your achievements with other members. It can be anything you did last year, finished or still in progress.  It could be any craft, art, writing, photography, or any new skill you have learned.

The zoom meeting ID and passcode are in the newsletter.

Anyone can join to see what our members have been doing.  If you have something to share do let me know beforehand at

 lsn/ at /

Great Glen U3A members have hidden talents! Let’s get together and celebrate the creativity and resourcefulness of our members.  See you there

Sue Russell